I have a Nexus 5 with root permissions. Google Dialer annoys me. I installed ExDialer & Contacts. How to set this Dialer as my default dialer?

I will welcome any advice.

  • Welcome to the site! I'm actually kind of confused by your question; I think this would be as simple as replacing the blue "Phone" app icon on your homescreen with the "Dialer" app. I just installed ExDialer & Contacts and that method works for me. Have you found some case where it automatically brings up the Google dialer?
    – dotVezz
    Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 13:29
  • I would imagine an incoming call would be the issue. Can you go into Settings > Applications and remove the defaults for the stock dialer / phone? Or does your EX Dialer have an option in settings to make default / surpress stock?
    – RossC
    Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 14:24
  • @dotVezz, thanks for the answer. I replaced the standard icon on the icon of the new application. However, I do not know whether there is an option in the settings of operating system that set up the standard dialer. For example, I can install my custom keyboard. Fortunately, I have not had any problems yet. I'm worried because android implemented service architecture (Intents) and I do not understand where other applications will be addressed.
    – Denis
    Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 15:05
  • @RossC, thanks for the answer. Unfortunately, I can not remove the defaults for the stock dialer. This button is not active.
    – Denis
    Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 15:08

1 Answer 1


This isn't hard.First,you need to disable phone by defaults.go to "manage app",select phone...clear defaults.then go to the menu,remove the phone icon and replace with the exdialer...then i think it should be easy from there on....any where you get a prompt select the exdialer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .